Music

Singing a new song out to the Lord

Two local CDs released in time for Christmas

DETROIT —Artists with ties to local parishes have released two albums in time for Christmas. Peter Kolar, a pianist for several years at St. Clement, Center Line; St. Sylvester and St. Edmund, Warren, has produced his debut “Variations,” a solo piano album featuring Kolar’s signature arrangements of Catholic songs such as “Joyful, Joyful” and “Come,…

Catholics nationwide singing local composer’s music at Mass

Norah Duncan’s ‘Unity Mass’ and ‘Holy Name of Jesus Gloria’ in use in churches across United States DETROIT — Everywhere Norah Duncan IV goes nowadays, he hears his own music. That’s because the “Unity Mass” and “Holy Name of Jesus Gloria” written by the Detroit-area composer, organist, choir director and music educator are being used…

Royal Oak parish issues seasonal CD

Detroit — Just in time for holiday listening, St. Mary Parish in Royal Oak has issued a new compact disc recording, “Songs of Advent & Christmas.” With 15 songs by the parish’s Folk Ensemble and one by its Adult Choir, the disc includes such favorites as “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus,” “O Holy Night,” “Ave…